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RRS Education Online Courses 8-Hour Bundle #8

Course Date

Start: 1st June 2020
End: 1st June 2023

Course Location

n/a, n/a, n/a, Canada


Course Description

BUNDLE #8 ($139.95)

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COURSE 1 – Cervical Radiculopathy & Disc Herniation 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Manual Therapy for Cervical Radiculopathy: Systematic Review +MP3 (2011)
  2. Spinal Manipulation for Cervical Radiculopathy: Systematic Review +MP3 (2013)
  3. Spinal Manipulation in the Treatment of Patients with Cervical Disc Herniation: Prospective Cohort +MP3 (2013)
  4. Course & Prognostic Factors of Symptomatic Cervical Disc Herniation with Radiculopathy: Systematic Review +MP3 (2015)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Critique the state of the evidence for manual therapy interventions in the treatment
  2. Evaluate the state of the evidence for spinal manipulation (specifically) in the treatment of cervical radiculopathy
  3. Interpret the results of a cohort study of MRI-confirmed symptomatic cervical disc herniation patients treated with cervical manipulation
  4. Describe the natural history, clinical course, and prognostic factors of symptomatic cervical disc herniations with radiculopathy


COURSE 2 – Spinal Manipulation & Stroke 101: Important Studies

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Assessing Risk of Stroke from Neck Manipulation: Systematic Review +MP3 (2013)
  2. Population-Based Case Series of Stroke Patients Who Had Seen a Chiropractor +MP3 (2011)
  3. Diagnostic Accuracy of Pre-Manipulative Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency Tests: Systematic Review +MP3 (2013)
  4. Internal Carotid Artery Strains During Cervical Spinal Manipulation +MP3 (2013)
  5. Vertebral Artery Blood Flow During Various Head Positions & Cervical SMT +MP3 (2014)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess the level and quality of evidence regarding the potential association between cervical manipulation and cervical artery dissection/stroke
  2. Describe the demographics, past health care utilization, and comorbidities of vertebrobasilar artery stroke patients in Ontario, Canada who consulted a chiropractor within one year prior to their stroke
  3. Evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of premanipulative vertebrobasilar tests in terms of sensitivity, specificity, predictive values and likelihood ratios in adults
  4. Analyze the nature of internal carotid artery biomechanics and associated risk of injury during cervical spinal manipulation
  5. Observe vertebral artery blood-flow after cervical manipulation and various head positions


COURSE 3 – Important Papers for Chiropractors 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Advancements in the Management of Spine Disorders +MP3 (2012)
  2. Standardized Spine Care Program for LBP – Jordan Hospital Study +MP3 (2011)
  3. Methods Used by Chiropractors to Determine Site for Applying Manipulation: Literature Review +MP3 (2014)
  4. Chiropractic & Public Health: Lifespan Care & Community Action +MP3 (2014)
  5. Bacterial Contamination on Chiropractic Treatment Tables +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify relevant research and clinical advancements in the management of spine disorders
  2. Demonstrate the value of integrating current evidence and adhering to clinical guidelines for low back pain management
  3. Consider the role for chiropractic in the advancement of public health
  4. Evaluate the scientific literature on the validity and reliability of the common methods used by chiropractors to inform the choice regarding where spinal manipulation is to be applied once it is deemed an appropriate treatment
  5. Recognize the bacterial contaminants present on treatment tables and examine the effectiveness of the paper barrier in protecting patients


COURSE 4 – Sports Medicine 103: Foot & Ankle

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Ankle Sprains: Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention +MP3 (2013)
  2. Efficacy of Manual Joint Mobilization & Manipulation for Lateral Ankle Sprains: Systematic Review +MP3 (2014)
  3. Ankle Syndesmosis: Evaluation & Treatment +MP3 (2014)
  4. Cuboid Syndrome: Case Discussion +MP3 (2014)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply contemporary knowledge to the assessment, management and prevention of ankle sprains
  2. Outline the state of current clinical evidence regarding the use of manual therapies in the treatment of lateral ankle sprains
  3. Summarize relevant concepts for the diagnosis and management of ankle syndesmosis injuries
  4. Describe how manual therapy can help alleviate symptoms of Cuboid Syndrome in spite of the presence of active bony pathology


COURSE 5 – Clinical Exercise Sciences 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Relation of Ibuprofen to Exercise-Induced Intestinal Injury & Muscle Damage +MP3 (2013)
  2. Developing Maximal Neuromuscular Power – Training Considerations +MP3 (2012)
  3. Adaptations to Low-Volume High-Intensity Interval Training in Health & Disease +MP3 (2012)
  4. Neuro-Endocrine & Immune Responses to Exercise +MP3 (2011)
  5. High Intensity Training for Promoting Health +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess the effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on exercise-induced intestinal injury as well as muscle hypertrophy and protein synthesis
  2. Summarize relevant scientific literature concerning the development of effective training programs for the purposes of improving power production
  3. Review the mechanisms responsible for improved cardiovascular and skeletal muscle metabolic control that occur as a result of low-volume, high-intensity training
  4. Outline the neuroendocrine-immune interactions and communication pertaining to exercise
  5. Differentiate the health parameter effects of a High Intensity Training (HIT) intervention with prolonged moderate intensity training and strength training


COURSE 6 – Spinal Manipulation 104: LBP Clinical Trials

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Can a Within or Between-Session Change in Pain Predict Outcomes for Manual Therapy Treatment of Low Back Pain? +MP3 (2013)
  2. Early Use of Thrust vs. Non-Thrust Manipulation for Low Back Pain +MP3 (2013)
  3. Immediate Effects of Region-Specific vs. Non-Region-Specific SMT for Chronic LBP +MP3 (2013)
  4. Association Between Lumbar SMT & Abdominal/Multifidus Thickness & Clinical Improvement +MP3 (2012)
  5. Dose-Response & Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Low Back Pain +MP3 (2014)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Illustrate the importance of positive within- and between-session ‘patient response’ as a potential prognostic indicator for outcomes in low back pain patients
  2. Determine if early application of thrust manipulation (SMT) is more effective than early application of non-thrust mobilization in patients with mechanical low back pain (LBP)
  3. Justify the use of regional versus non-regional use of spinal manipulation (SMT) in patients with chronic low back pain (LBP)
  4. Examine the relation between improved disability and changes in the lumbar multifidus and abdominal thickness following two spinal manipulation (SMT) treatments in patients with low back pain (LBP)
  5. Identify the optimal dose (number of visits) of spinal manipulation (SMT) for the care of chronic low back pain (cLBP)


COURSE 7 – Nutrition 102

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Dietary Sodium Intake and Cardiovascular Mortality: Controversy? +MP3 (2012)
  2. Nutritional Regulation of Muscle Protein Synthesis with Resistance Exercise +MP3 (2012)
  3. Compensatory Eating & Variability in Exercise-Induced Weight Loss +MP3 (2012)
  4. Protein & Dairy to Support Bone Health During Weight-Loss in Overweight Premenopausal Women +MP3 (2012)
  5. Anti-Inflammatory Properties of n-3 Fatty Acids from Fish +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Critically examine the current data linking sodium intake to health outcomes
  2. Discuss the nutritional regulation and maximization of muscle protein synthesis when combined with resistance training
  3. Investigate increasing energy intake as a potential compensatory response to exercise which may inhibit weight loss
  4. Evaluate caloric restriction, daily exercise, and the consumption of dairy, protein and calcium above respective recommended daily intakes for preserving bone density and positively impacting bone health in overweight/obese, premenopausal women
  5. Summarize the anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids (from fish) and how they can affect disease processes


COURSE 8 – Lumbopelvic Biomechanics 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Comparing Lumbopelvic Kinematics in Back Pain & Normal Subjects: Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2015)
  2. Muscle Activity & Spine Load During Pushing Exercises: Influence of Contact Surfaces & Coaching +MP3 (2015)
  3. Muscle Activity & Spine Load During Pulling Exercises: Influence of Contact Surfaces & Coaching +MP3 (2015)
  4. High Heels: Effects on Erector Spinae Muscle Activity & Pelvic Kinematics +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Investigate and compare typical lumbopelvic movement differences between people with and without low back pain
  2. Analyze muscle activation and quantify spinal loading during common pushing exercises utilizing both stable and labile surfaces
  3. Analyze muscle activation and quantify spinal loading during common pulling exercises utilizing both stable and labile surfaces
  4. Critique the potential cause and effect relationship between wearing high-heeled footwear and the presence of low back pain


Instructor: Dr. Shawn Thistle

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USERS: Completing Courses & Getting Your Certificates

  1. Log In and go to the E-Learning Menu tab and choose ‘MY COURSES’ under that tab.
  2. Click on the course title to enter the course-ware work space and proceed through each lesson page using the navigation at the bottom of the lesson page.
  3. Complete the Multiple Choice Quiz for the course. NOTE: A score of 100% is required to be issued with a certificate. You can repeat the quiz if necessary – there is no limit to the number of times you can take the quiz.
  4. Click on SUBMIT & FINISH. The next box shows you the quiz and at the top it shows if you achieved 100% and if not it will indicate which answers were incorrect. To redo the quiz you need to click on ‘Reattempt The Quiz’ at the bottom
  5. Do the quiz again to correct any questions and click on SUBMIT & FINISH again.
  6. Certificates can be downloaded after Quiz completion. NOTE: The system takes up to 5 min. to process the certificate for download so it may not generate immediately with a completion date on it. You can also go to the MY CERTIFICATES link in the top menu of the course-ware workspace and download it at any time.
  7. NOTE: Use the navigation system at the bottom of each page to proceed through the course and Quiz.


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